Fort Fisher: NC Aquariums | Kure Beach, NC 28449



We are open!
 Advance tickets & reservation required


Make connections with the natural world at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
Feel the smooth skin of a gliding stingray. Spot eels and sharks swimming in the depths. Look an albino alligator in the eye.
Wonder at baby sea turtles. Delight in a family of otters playing in a waterfall.  

See why visitors vote the Aquarium a top regional and national attraction each year.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Support Our Living Treasures

The North Carolina Aquarium Society invites you to join in the powerful work of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Through the Living Treasures campaign you will help the Aquariums prosper and establish new exhibits and education programs. More importantly, with your support, we can provide superior care for animals and make a difference in conservation science to save vulnerable species from extinction. 

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The North Carolina Aquariums are dedicated to animals in our care and in the wild. We recognize the challenges threatening species locally and globally. Our team commits resources and time to learning more and taking action through research, fieldwork, education, and the daily efforts of our team members. 

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